spilled whiskey

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spilled whiskey

Title: spilled whiskey
Pixel Artist: helcril  (Level 7 Colonel :: 8021 points)
Posted: 11/27/2012 20:37
Palette: 13 colors
Statistics:  23 comments    17 faves    0 avatars

That was really hard... 

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helcril (Level 7 Colonel) @ 7/26/2013 07:25

Thank you!  

Temessis (Level 6 Made) @ 7/26/2013 07:17

That' very nice!

helcril (Level 7 Colonel) @ 12/20/2012 05:27


Zizka (Level 10 Deep Blue) @ 12/14/2012 07:51

 The ice cubes are bothering me a bit for some reason (not transparent enough?) but the rest looks great. Well done on getting third place.

helcril (Level 7 Colonel) @ 12/10/2012 01:33

Thank you very much!  

shivudhamu (Level 3 Hatchet Man) @ 12/10/2012 00:49


Manupix (Level 11 Godzilla) @ 12/2/2012 20:27

Banding. Red is bad, yellow is mild, green is banding-free.

It's when pixel clusters align in a nasty-looking way, sometimes across large distances. When your eye gets accustomed you'll see it everywhere, and it's usually easy to avoid.

helcril (Level 7 Colonel) @ 12/2/2012 14:46

Thanks for advice! I'll try to remember and avoid them in my future works (the bad thing that I don't get concept of banding ). Though I've never ever tried to draw transparency stuff, so result is not so impressive as it can be.

Manupix (Level 11 Godzilla) @ 12/2/2012 12:22

Nice entry =) I like the option of using horizontals and verticals to the max.

You might want to simplify a bit, all these lines make it a bit aggressive to the eye. For instance, the paper is too thin for an edge highlight and doesn't need shadows all around (unless it's warped, which would be nice and break the harshness a bit). The hand writing could use a lighter tone, esp the small text.

Ice cubes should have internal highlights on the opposite corner from the light source.

Needs some AA! Check that banding!

CobaltHex (Level 3 Chupacabra) @ 12/1/2012 18:14

 the lines are a bit harsh but its overall very pretty 

vmarach21 (Level 4 Shichikyu) @ 11/28/2012 19:51

 The pencil is fine I didn't notice anything wrong the first time I saw it so I think your okay.

helcril (Level 7 Colonel) @ 11/28/2012 15:29

 Thanks for feedback! 

Though I want to object!  There's no 'perspective' here. This pic is an acsonometry proection (like an isometry, but with different angles). Pencil can look like on my pic (though it doesn't exclude the fact  that I choosed very clumsy position of it ). So IMO maybe from the 'art POV' it's ugly, but from 'geometry POV' it's OK.

helcril (Level 7 Colonel) @ 11/28/2012 15:16

 Thank you! That was my first serious 'transparency attempt' . Glad that other people like it. 

helcril (Level 7 Colonel) @ 11/28/2012 15:14

Thank you for feedback and critics.

Maybe you're right about pencil, but I don't think it's crucial here.

Also I thought about adding some texture on the table, but IMO my level is very low for this stuff right now, so my attempts could make picture worse and i declined this idea. And finally about more whiskey below the ice and detailed paper and letters... Of course you're right, but I don't feel myself to complete this goals in proper way. I'm afraid of drowning in the plenty of detalils and never completing the picture because of this. 

xodblux (Level 1 Rookie) @ 11/28/2012 08:55

In fact, there is no perspective in the pencil. It would looks like it is standing up if it was not of the shadow. Otherwise it's good (and way better than what I can do lol)

vmarach21 (Level 4 Shichikyu) @ 11/28/2012 08:31

 Very great job with transparency and the glass is amazing. :)

EdJr (Level 9 Nidan) @ 11/28/2012 06:44

May I suggest some changes? the pencil might look better if it wasn't positioned vertically; you could draw a bit of liquid water below the ice; the paper and letters could be blurred where the whiskey is spilled and a little darker around it; some texture (nothing sophisticated) in the paper and table would look cool too.

Even with these suggestions, I like this very much! Nicely readable!

helcril (Level 7 Colonel) @ 11/28/2012 04:36

Thank you, guys  very much for favs and comments! 

Nikonani (Level 3 Chief) @ 11/28/2012 04:26

 A bit of banding on the glass and the right side of the table, but the ice cubes and spilled whiskey work very effectively, great job.  Very nice overall!

Jerrymelvin042 (Level 1 Rookie) @ 11/27/2012 23:17


Losm (Level 7 Mass Murderer) @ 11/27/2012 22:14

Dat transparency effect. 

Dr D (Level 4 Shichikyu) @ 11/27/2012 21:46

This is great. Simple, and well-pixelled.

Ashkin (Level 8 Rear Admiral) @ 11/27/2012 21:44

But it came out really nicely!

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